The Health and Safety Manager has responsibility for promoting understanding and compliance with the Trust Health and Safety Policy and is responsible for the following: Ensure that an organisational health and safety management framework is effective and in place using HSG 65. Ensures compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice, and technical guidance. Responsible for developing policies in health and safety and ensures their implementation. Keeping informed of changes in the relevant statutory provisions and assess the implications of such changes with regard to their area of responsibility. Support the investigations team and suitably trained experienced staff to facilitate root cause analysis and participate in the investigation of serious untoward incidents as required. Work with the Lead Team to develop and facilitate effective Health and Safety Training. Ensure the maintenance of accident/incident records and report to the statutory enforcing agencies regarding RIDDOR. Provides professional health and safety advice to all levels of staff.
Formal Qualifications, education & training required
Postgraduate qualification (possibly to masters level) in occupational health and safety and be a Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.
National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) Diploma level
National Compliance and Risk Qualifications (NCRQ)
Certificate in Applied Health and Safety,
Certificate in Personal Injury Liability and the level 6 Diploma in Applied Health and Safety.
Essential skills and competencies
- Highly developed specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and experience
Professional knowledge acquired through degree and specialist knowledge acquired through courses.
- MS Office skills including data manipulation. Report writing skills. People management skills.
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels
- Experience in a similar role to master’s level or equivalent.
- Experience in managing people.
- Experience in designing and delivering training.
The salary banding for any NHS post has a clearly defined start point, and salary progression based on nationally negotiated pay scales (Agenda for Change). These bandings and pay points are widely available https://www.nhsemployers.org/pay-pensions-and-reward/agenda-for-change/pay-scales/annual
The agreed starting point for any post is at the bottom of the pay scale with annual progression until the top of the pay scale is reached. Candidates should expect to start on the bottom of the pay scale for the role they are considering unless they have previous directly related NHS experience in a similar role.